Healthy Start Pediatrics was established by Dr. Ashima Madan, a double-board-certified pediatrician and newborn specialist with several years of experience at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford. Our goal is to deliver quality personalized care for newborns, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) graduates, and children through 18 years of age from all socioeconomic strata. Our philosophy of care grew out of the recognition that easy access and continuity of care provided by a caring, well- trained pediatrician in a small practice setting is the better healthcare delivery model for primary care for children, whereas large multi-specialty organizations are better-suited for specialized acute and critical care. We further believe that an investment in preventive care in children through (i) pre- and post-natal health education, (ii) periodic developmental screens, and (iii) health examinations for early detection of disease, is critical for a healthy adulthood, as much of adult health has its antecedents in fetal and early childhood phases.
Our care philosophy includes:
- Providing preventive care to maintain wellness in children 0–18 years to children from ALL socioeconomic strata.
- Providing personalized medical care to newborns, NICU graduates and children through 18 years of age, incorporating caring and compassion with the latest developments in science and technology.
- Providing parents with education and support to raise healthy, well-balanced children.
Phone advice is provided 24×7 by a Board-certified Pediatrician (not a remote call-center) with 20+ years of experience at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Stanford University School of Medicine, and is free of charge.
Same-day and week-end appointments are provided with the goal of accommodating the schedules of busy families.